Investment in programs working to ensure a healthy environment for low income families including conducting assessments of homes’ physical and air quality as well as support to make necessary repairs to improve the homes and the health of those living within them.
Rebuilding Together Omaha is one of 166 affiliates in 44 states, which mobilize volunteers to make critical home repairs at no charge to help low-income homeowners, veterans, seniors, persons with disabilities, and vulnerable families with children. As a local nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together Omaha is grounded in our community, partnering in FY2014-15 with over two dozen small businesses, corporations, civic and faith-based organizations to mobilize more than 500 volunteers to provide critical and emergency repairs on 99 homes for low-income households.
Project AIR holistically addresses asthma triggers by improving health and safety conditions in homes of children with chronic, persistent asthma. Project AIR has started to show evidence of being successful at keeping kids out of the emergency room and hospital beds which in turn lowers costs for both insurance companies and hospitals.